"No, it didn't work out because interspecies relationships are hard; I was a human, whereas she was a demonic hell beast."
@Notsosmartguy It's a very mixed bag for me. As it has many things that I like about it, but also has many things I don't like about it. I wouldn't say it's overrated though, but then I'm not really a fan of that word being used to describe TV shows personally.
1 hour, 58 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
The Christmas Invasion. I think it's a very well paced story and is very entertaining all the way through. Billie Piper puts in a top performance, and some cool guest characters are introduced and fleshed out a bit. Plus it's always nice to see Mickey, I like Mickey.
2 hours, 2 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@TheTimeTraveller is excited for Last Christmas Classic DWTV banter! XD
1 day, 1 hour ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@supermoff @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.SWell if Santa head-shotting a bunch of face crabs doesn't say Merry Christmas, then I don't know what does!
@supermoff @LGwalchmai95 @TheOncomingHurricaneI'm here all week!
@TheOncomingHurricane @LGwalchmai95 I like cracker jokes!
I'll always remember this one;
What happened to the guy
who robbed a calendar?
Great work DWTV, you've earned a round of aclaus for that cracker of an advance review...
I wasn't bothered by the science in this episode, that wasn't what turned me off the episode, it was more like lines such as "We are going to call everyone on Earth and tell them to leave the trees alone." Ugh, even Peter Capaldi couldn't save that one. I get that he was talking to a little girl, but still, it was a bit cringey! I don't hate this episode, but I don't love it either. It's as light-hearted as Doctor Who is probably ever going to get, so it's good for a rewatch for me, as I like rewatching light-hearted episodes, but it does has quite a few flaws to go with it's good points, (which it does have, to be fair) so it'll never trouble my favourite episodes. But like I said, I don't hate it, I just don't love it.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
I like my Christmas episodes to be Christmassy personally. There's always a different kind of buzz and excitement going into the Christmas specials, and they always feel really special and unique in my opinion. Plus I love the visuals when it all looks all Christmassy. So I like a proper Christmassy Christmas special.
2 days ago on The Christmas Conundrum
I love the Doctor’s conversation/banter with the Host, always makes me laugh! XD
Doctor: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Security protocol one. Do you hear me?
One. One! Okay, that gives me three
questions. Three questions to save my life, am I right?
Doctor: No, that wasn't one of them. I didn't mean it. That's not fair. Can I
Doctor: No! No, no, no, no. That wasn't a question either. Blimey. One question
left. One question. So, you've been given orders to kill the survivors but
survivors must therefore be passengers or staff, but not me. I'm not a
passenger. I'm not staff. Go on, scan me. You must have bio-records. No such
person on board. I don't exist, therefore you can't kill me. Therefore, I'm a
stowaway, and stowaways should be arrested and taken to the nearest figure of
authority. And I reckon the nearest figure of authority is on deck thirty one.
Final question: am I right?
Doctor: Brilliant. Take me to your leader. I've always wanted to say that.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
It could be used as like a throwaway mocking/sarcastic line from the villain of the episode; in a little/big face off with the Doctor, Clara runs in and the villain says "Who are you then, the Magician's Apprentice?"
2 days, 7 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
Maybe Derran Brown rocks up and is still p***** about The Day of the Doctor! ;)
2 days, 15 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
The Christmas Invasion for me. I think it's just generally a better story with a better villain and better ideas. Plus the Doctor realising he's quoting the Lion King is still utterly hilarious to this day!
3 days, 3 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
@Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 @supermoff I liked it how it was in Series 7, with them fancying each other but being smart enough to know it would never work and just being best friends instead. If it had got full on romantic with them kissing every week, no, I wouldn't like that personally.
4 days, 1 hour ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 @supermoff I think it worked as a one off, but I wouldn't have liked it for 8 episodes plus 2 specials!
@supermoff The only problem with having Victorian Clara as the companion is we'd have more than likely had the romance again, and I personally wouldn't be too keen on that. The Snowmen is brilliant though!
"Well, this is a bit exciting!"
Nice new look DWTV :)
5 days, 1 hour ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014
I can see why they cast Michelle Gomez as Missy; she's as nutty as a fruitcake!
6 days, 1 hour ago on Weird and Wonderful
I love the contrast between the two TARDIS consoles in Matt's era. From the really light, welcoming, magical console from the Pond era, to the darker, much more spaceshipy console post Pond era. They're both brilliant in their own right and it really was a clever idea to change it to a bit more darker look, in colour and otherwise, because of how it hurt the Doctor to lose the Ponds, it just seemed right in my opinion. Plus both of the rooms are absolutely stunning, very alien and cool in different ways.
6 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I love the first part of Series 7 (the first 5 episodes, before the split). Every episode is absolutely brilliant. It's such a high quality run of episodes and are all so different. It's tough to rank them, because I think they're all brilliant and it seems harsh to have one at the bottom, but my list would go like this;
A Town Called Mercy
Asylum of the Daleks
The Angels Take Manhattan
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
The Power of Three
Looking forward to watching the next part of Series 7, I loved it first time round, so I hope I still love it now. This rewatch of the first part has changed my opinion on whether the Ponds stayed too long, I think The Angels Take Manhattan was the right time for them to go. They still had something to contribute, which they did in these five episodes. They weren't integral to every episode, but they didn't need to be. It was just cool to see them having adventures with the Doctor, being his friends and companions, without having them uber key to the plot, apart from Angels Take Manhattan of course. So I'm glad they stayed for the first part of this series, I think it was right.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I can see where they're coming from in The Angels Take Manhattan with the whole you can't change the future once you've read it thing. It's a bit like if you're watching Series 8 for the first time from the boxset, and you accidentally/intentionally read on the internet that Danny gets turned into a Cyberman, you know it's coming and you can't change it. Once you've read it you can't unread it; if you read that Octavian dies from having his neck snapped by a Weeping Angel in Flesh and Stone, he can't die any other way, because you know what happens. It's not perfect, but I can see where they're coming from with it.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It's quite similar to Eccleston and Rose's relationship in my opinion. They clashed on many occasions, The Unquiet Dead for example, but really cared for and would do anything for each other. Neither are particularly romantic relationships (I've never been a fan of that kiss in Parting of the Ways, I never felt any romance between those two) and we saw the Doctor's impact on their personal lives. Rose started by keeping it from her family, and then went missing for a year Earth time, and the Doctor affected her job like he did with Clara, as he blew up the shop she worked in, though I suppose Clara actually likes her job a bit more! I do find those relationships quite similar, so I disagree with Moffat saying it hasn't been done before. As I think Rose's situation with the Doctor was just as realistic (in Doctor Who terms! ). They aren't identical, I know they have differences, but I think they are very similar so I disagree.
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat on the Doctor/Companion Relationship for Series 9
I'd quite like a brother and sister to be companions after Clara. Sibling relationships are always really good to explore and have many direction to go. Plus I like the brother/sister dynamic and relationship, and I think it would work well in Doctor Who. It'd also be a change from what we've had since 2005, and would be interesting to see I feel.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheTimeTraveller is excited for Last Christmas @LGwalchmai95 @The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE Or just a winky face and a "lol". That'd be harsh XD
1 week, 2 days ago on Last Christmas New Trailer
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE It'd be funny if it turns out there's more words after you are dying, and it turns out it's something like "You are dying.... to meet Santa!"
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LGwalchmai95I know, I loved her after Series 7 and The Day and Time of the Doctor, but I just can't stand what they did with the character in Series 8, and it really, really soured my opinion of her. Plus she's been around for ages and had a looming presence over the show since 2012. I'd like to see Capaldi's Doctor with someone new, because he was awesome with Perkins and Saibra, and I do think Clara has overshadowed him to an extent, he has been a bit backseat.
I hope Clara leaves here, she's had a good long run and been a very integral character, but I think it's time for a change. Though I highly doubt she is. I think it'd be better for Capaldi's Doctor to have a new companion personally.
Osgood is devastated she can't come back, she's all over the place. It's probably a good thing she isn't coming back though, as she'll probably be a bit dusty in a few areas....
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
I really like The Power of Three, it's a great character episode with some cracking moments of real purpose and meaning. I love the dynamic of the Doctor, Amy and Rory, they just worked so well together, and the characters were brilliant together. The actors just clicked, and all had brilliant chemistry with each other. I'll move on now because I could go one for ages about how much I love those three aha!
The Power of Three is a damn funny episode, it has me in stitches on more than one occassion. It has some brilliant ideas, that I really would love to see further explored in the future. The slow invasion, the Shakri, the Tally, all fantastic ideas confined to a 45 minute slot. Chris Chibnall does a stellar job given the time slot, but I'd love to see those ideas explored further. While the resolution is a bit rushed, I still love the episode. It's one of those really rewatchable ones for me; I watch it to cheer myself up, along with Dinosaurs on a Spaceship! I think it's a cracking episode!
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Clara: Danny, if that is you wherever you are whatever it takes, I will be with you again, I swear.
Danny: No, you won't. You are not coming here!
Clara: Nothing will stop me, nothing in the world, as soon as I know it's you.
Danny: There is only one way to come here, and you are not doing that!
Clara: I'll do anything, Danny, anything. Just say something only you could say.
Danny: Clara, you have your life. You have your whole life to live. You have to stay there.
Clara: No. I have to be with Danny Pink.
Danny: I love you.
Clara: Stop saying that! Don't say that. If you say that again, I swear I will switch this thing off.
Apologies for the long quote post, by my god this scene was just incredible! So hard hitting and emotional! The acting is brilliant, as is the dialogue. It reinforces how awesome Danny was, and why I love his character. Regardless of how controversial parts of the episode were, this scene just ticks every box. Danny sacrificing himself to protect Clara, and having to end that call, whilst being able to tell her he loves her one last time, is such an amazing moment and scene in my opinion.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Lazy Cat is Santa Paws @supermoff is in Christmas mode With the hacking skills, wasn't everyone uploaded reverted back to "factory settings" i.e what they were like before they had any contact with the Great Intelligence? So her hacking skills went when that happened. At least that's what I've always thought! XD
1 week, 6 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
I want Series 9 to be really alien and spacey. I want to see new alien planets, civilisations and new races. I've had enough with modern day Earth, I don't mind going there every so often, but I'd rather explore new, weird places. I hope we get either another or a new companion, as in one to join Clara or replace her. I'd like a new character in there to shake it up a bit, and create new dynamic.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I love the Western setting of A Town Called Mercy, the town looked so stunning! I'd like another Western episode, I like that whole theme and it really worked well in that episode, and suits Doctor Who I feel.
A Town Called Mercy is a fantastic episode, it's one of my absolute favourites. It's got an absolutely stellar cast; Andrew Brooke and Adrian Scarborough were absolutely fantastic castings! The episode is very serious, tense, and quite dark, but not without humour. I like the subject of mercy being brought up, as it gave us an understanding of why the Doctor killed Solomon from the horse's mouth. The similarities between him and Kahler-Jex are very well done too. Both killed people in a war but did so in what was the only way (at least we thought so at the time in the Doctor's case) to end the suffering long term. They both sacrificed lives to save many more, and have since committed themselves to helping others and saving lives. And it's because of these similarities that makes you question whether the Doctor has the right to march Jex to his death, because, if he's done something similar, shouldn't he be killed too?
This episode is fantastic in my opinion, the acting is first class, it's really clever and thought provoking, and it's a really engaging episode. I absolutely love it.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Great Intelligence: You are not of this world.
The Doctor: Takes one to snow one!
I love how he bursts out laughing after he says this. XD This always makes me laugh more than it probably should, but then I'm partial to a good pun so it tickles me! XD
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @LGwalchmai95Well I aim to please :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat: Last Christmas is the Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Written
This Christmas special sounds absolutely Santastic!
Also, on a more serious note, there's what Rose said in The Parting of the Ways; "you don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away" Sound advice, and a touch inspirational. Fantastic article by the way Mark, cracking idea and extremely well written. :)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 10 Lessons to Live By From Doctor Who
And don't wander off!
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna ColemanNo matter how many times you say it, Jenna Coleman is not the Doctor! XD By the logic of she pretended to be, then Amy and Rory were brother and sister because they pretended to be in Vampires of Venice aha! XD
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@Tardis Boy I know, I was on about polls in general to be honest. It doesn't matter what the poll is on, he's always near the bottom.
Poor Colin Baker though, he never does great in polls!
Good luck to Billie Piper, who has been nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the play Great Britain at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards tonight. Hope she wins, she's a fantastic actress and deserves all the acclaim she gets in my opinion! :)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
"All those people suffering in the Dalek camps? Now you can save them."
Have we had an episode about the Dalek camps? If we haven't, we really should! It's such an interesting idea, and helps to enforce the comparison between the Daleks and the Nazi's. It would be an episode tat could make the Daleks scary again, well, as scary as they're ever going to be these days, threatening and intimidating would probably be better words. Things like Dalek punishments for people who don't obey, or are like too weak to continue, their torture methods (which wouldn't be fully shown if the sound too horrific, but they can always show some things), and just executing helpless people who are physically and mentally done. This could be like a finale; a companion (maybe not a companion, maybe a recurring character, whatever floats your boat) gets kidnapped by the Daleks and put in a Dalek camp, and we gets to see the workings of the camps, and see what happens to people who disobey or can't go on etc... Then the companion/recurring character/I'mjustgoingtoputcompanionfromnowonbecauseit'stoomuchefforttokeeptypingboth gets set a horrible task that they refuse to do, and then it gets hinted that they're going to undergo some form of torture, and then we don't see them again for a bit.
All entwined with that plot is the Doctor and someone else he's with, maybe someone who knows a bit about the camps, or his other companion searching for the captured companion, finding out other stuff about the camps as they be all sneaky and break in, taking out a couple of Daleks on the way because why not it'd be cool. And then when we next see the other companion, they find him/her and he/she's been horribly tortured (it looks really bad, but not too bad that it's too bad for them to show, if that makes sense) and we have an emotional scene of them begging them Doctor to kill them (in a mercy kill way, probably through some injection or something not too horrible) to end their suffering. Kind of similar to Danny in the whole begging to be put out of their misery, but I still think it could be really good if done well. Plus, it'd have its difference from Danny's Cyber end, and it'd be a different character, one who's with us for longer, travels in the TARDIS and is close and actually friends with the Doctor, so it's even harder for him.
I'd really like an episode/s about the Dalek camps (if they are what I think they are, it'd be a bit awkward if I've been wrong about them, rendering this whole post pretty silly!), if there hasn't already been any. I think it's a concept that has a lot of potential and could make for a very dark, compelling story of Doctor Who if done well enough. :)
In Listen, I felt for the young Doctor when Clara grabbed his leg, I guess you could say he was very, ahem, Gallafraid.....
I love the design of the Silurian Ark in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, it's such a beautiful design in my opinion. It's really unique and just looks so cool! The effects (or whatever it is) are really well done in that episode, the shots of the ship near the Earth, and Solomon's ship being detached from the Silurian Ark and subsequently blown up look really cool. One of the many cool things about this episode in my opinion.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LGwalchmai95 @Planet of the Deaf @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Rory was awesome full stop to be fair. He just gets unfair criticism for Series 5 in my opinion!
3 weeks ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@Planet of the Deaf @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. Rory doesn't get enough credit in Series 5 in my opinion. In his first trip in Vampires of Venice he bravely put himself at risk for Amy to protect her, even though he would have died if she died subsequently save him, but he was up against a huge fishy vampire! And in Cold Blood he sacrifices himself for the Doctor, he doesn't get enough credit in his early days I feel.
What do you call someone who is afraid of the gangster Santa?
Sorry, I'm bored today aha! XD
3 weeks ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters
Gangster Santa's threat surely has to be "You better watch out" ;)
Doctor? This is a two man job.
grabs the other stun gun.)
What are you doing?
I'm easily worth two men. You can help too, if you like ;).
XD That scene always makes me laugh! I love Amy, she's a brilliant character with so many layers, she's just awesome. My joint favourite companion. One of the best developed character I've seen. I loved her in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, that was her best episode in
terms of being a companion in my opinion; she's separated from the Doctor and Rory on a
spaceship with two people she doesn't know who come from completely different
time zones and she is a real leader and keeps them under control. She's also
the one who first learns that the ship is a Silurian one from the computer. Plus she's hilarious too, both with Riddell, Nefertiti and pretty much everyone else! Happy Birthday to Karen Gillan, she's an amazing actress and it was a pleasure to watch her improve week after week. I hope she has a great day!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Top 10 Amy Pond Moments